Whenever I increase my running distances, my appetite goes up too. Go figure right? I find that I get by fine on shorter runs with a big bowl of fruit, but sometimes I like to add just a little bit more into my tank before jetting out the door.
Pancakes are a classic breakfast for “lazy mornings,” but I had a 5 miler planned which turned these pancakes into power oatcakes. Plus, they are thick and packed with goodness.
Running takes effort, but making these oatcakes was easy. I used one bowl and cleanup was easy. Once my pan was ready to go it took less than 10 minutes to make these. Don’t be fooled, these are not your grandmas light and fluffy pancakes. They are meant for a morning full of adventure and movement. I was full for hours!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup quick cook oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tblsp brown sugar
- 1 tblsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 flax egg (1 tblsp flax + 3 tblsp warm water)
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- Prepare your flax egg and set aside.
- Combine your flour, oats, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a medium sized bowl and combine well.
- Add in your flax egg, almond milk, and vanilla and stir until combined. Fold in your blueberries.
- Use a well sprayed pan or skillet and depending on how large you want your pancakes pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and cook until brown on each side.
- Top with bananas and maple syrup. I also added some almond butter to mine!
These powered me through my run, and a shopping trip to Costco. Booya! It’s officially that time of year where running is once again enjoyable. I love spring running!
Q: Do you like fluffy pancakes, or dense pancakes? I like both, but for different occasions!
30 thoughts on “Blueberry/Banana Oatcakes”
Britt, I am going to need you to stop doing this to me!!
I need these in my cakehole NOW!
I love something hearty like this right before a ride. I do believe I have everything in my cupboard to make these on Sat. Thank you!
I ❤ all pancakes.
OH MY GOODNESS. I will face plant into these hahaha they look amazing!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
These look so good! And so filling! If they’ll keep you fueled for a run AND a trip to Costco, well, that’s saying something. 🙂 I love fluffy pancakes best of all.
Nicole Marie Story
When your new post notification popped across my mobile, I laughed SO hard!… “Whenever I increase my running distances, my appetite goes up too. Go figure right?” Yes, totally! And I would eat every single bit of this breakfast. Delicious. LOVVVE how you captured the syrup. xo
#foodporn. Oh yes! These look amazing, but more importantly, your pictures are looking fabulous, girl!!!
ohohohohohoh this loooks amazing. I just love blueberries and the combo with bananas and oats.. yes. Costco- what did you get??? We went there earlier this week and the food court was getting remodeled and you would have thought Mr. Speedy got stepped on. he looks so hurt. And lost. And was like ‘The whole point of us coming here was to get a hot dog.” which is strange b/c I thought the whole point of us going there was so we could get toilet paper…
Anyways, I’m rambling. YAY for running! You will do amazing in your half. Espeically since you are running long and fueling correctly : ) ps I love all of these ‘action’ shots with the syrup pouring…… yes. You have a future in food photography (is that a thing? you should look into it)
I am a Costco fiend, I go at LEAST once a week. I buy most of my produce there (apples, oranges, bananas, spinach, snap peas, carrots, asparagus, frozen mango, frozen berries) and some snacks like multigrain chips and pretzels and such. ALSO SALSA! So..basically I buy 80% of my intake from Costco, it makes my wallet happy since I rip through produce like it’s going out of style.
I mentally pictured Cory feeling lost with this scene at the food court, I can completely relate to the feeling of loss after missing out on food that I had my heart set on. It’s a tough world at times. (total joke.)
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY IS REAL!! And food styling, how fun would that be!?
Yay for pancakes!! I love both dense and fluffy ones, as long as they’re in the shape of Mickey Mouse! 😉 Yes, that’s how my mom always made our pancakes growing up. Our favorite breakfast restaurant always cooked the kids’ pancakes in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head (topped with fruit eyes and a mouth!), so we insisted that we’d only eat Mickey Mouse pancakes. Thank goodness I have the best mom in the world!
So happy it’s getting warmer and you’re enjoying your runs!! Spring runs are my favorite too, but I’ve missed the entire season with a knee injury. Boo! So go enjoy another run for me!! 🙂
ANYTHING in the shape of Mickey, or Disney is 10x better. Your pancakes sound fantastic. I need your knee to get better NOW!
helloooo gorgeous fluffy pancakes from heaven. Need these in my belly ASAP.
I like all the pancakes, but I like waffles more. These look goooood though so I might be swayed ;p
Wow, those oat cakes look amazing and so filling! I’m lovin’ the blueberries in them too. I love all kinds of pancakes…fluffy and dense!
Matt @ Runner Savvy
These look insanely delicious!
An Unrefined Vegan
I will take pancakes any way I can get them! That stack o’ ‘cakes is unreal!! One of these days, we have got to sit down together for a giganormous food fest! Pancakes, cupcakes, coffee…my belly feels stuffed just thinking about the possibilities!
OHHH my friend, do not tempt me. I will get on a plane this week and fly to your house JUST to share pancakes, coffee, and cupcakes with you. That sounds like a fantastic idea to me.
FLUFFY AND DENSE! I used to like only fluffy, but then when I went gluten-free I learned to love the texture of almond and oat flour pancakes SO NOM! I have it up on Little Bliss Book and it’s just the right in-between of fluffy and dense 🙂
I have never thought to add oats to my pancakes before. That needs to change. These look incredible. Your stacking technique is magnificent.
Luv What You Do
These look great! I love pancakes for breakfast. This morning I had to make Passover Pankcakes but I am saving this recipe for fresh spring blueberries!
The Cookie ChRUNicles
My appetite is insane from running. Sometimes I think it’s just how I am but then on rest days, taper weeks or cross training mornings, I notice a huge difference in my appetite. I swear, sometimes it’s so bad I say that I will give up running to avoid the runger lol. I don’t eat pancakes oatmeal (I prefer bowls of oatmeal over and over) but I like diner pancakes that are crispy on the outside and then mushy/dense on the inside.
These little oatcakes look so cute. I’m usually a fluffy type of girl (hello bisquick is awesome), but to be honest – just give me pancaes and I’m happy!
Change of Pace
Mm- I LOVe pancakes! Give me fluffy and light or heavy and I’ll be happy!
These look delicious. I might have to make them as breakfast for dinner one night this week 🙂
oh gosh, i pancakes and waffles and french-toast are the end of me (diet-wise) and this good be the solution to making myself happy and full and not feeling like a waste-of-space immediately after 🙂 also: your foodgawker button made me smile – hopefully this goes up there too 🙂
Those look yummy!!! I need to start buying some frozen blueberries to throw into everything!
These look so fat and deliciouuuusss
I am a baby dinosaur when I run more – but you already know that! 😉 These babies look absolutely delicious. I love pancakes, fluffy, dense… you name it and I will probably eat it!
Rach @ This Italian Family
I’m with you. I like both fluffy AND dense pancakes. It just depends on the day. 🙂
holy stacks. yum. I’ve never met a pancake I didn’t love………fluffy or dense…….they just get me errrrr time.